Rector's Message

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Rector's Message

Dear Students,

After a really though exam marathon, you are about to take a decision that will shape your life. Neither you nor we, who aim to train you for your profession, are responsible for this competition. However, although not as tiring and though as the exams given in our country, similar exams for the election of higher education students are given in almost all countries. Now, it is time for you to leave behind this challenging period and be hopeful for the future.

A good university education is everyone’s right. Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University is an institution with awareness of the mission of our country that has reached a distinguished place in the region and the world in financial, social, cultural, historical and political aspects. With the objective of opening new horizons in the country, the university is on its way to be an institution that will place the young minds of not only our country but also of the neighbouring countries with which we have historical, social and cultural cooperation.

We aim to be a university to be preferred by the students from all parts of the world. For this reason, our language of education is mostly in English, which has been a language of communication and science. The university whose objective is to have 25 % students of foreign nationality is being shaped as “A Research University” who have 50% graduate students distinguishes it from others.

The responsibilities of universities are not limited with enabling profession to the students. In addition to this, universities are also the institutions that train intellectuals who will guide the society in technological, cultural, social aspects. On the other hand, another responsibility of the universities is to be an institutional pioneer. Aware of this responsibility, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University guides and is in cooperation with not only the society but also private and public institutions if needed.

By developing interdisciplinary cooperation, we are striving to turn the studies carried out within the framework of this cooperation into social, cultural, technological, commercial products. As seen in the distinguished educational institutions worldwide, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University allocates the working hours of academic staff to project workshops during which academic staff and the students can work together. This provides our precious students the chance to practice what they learn in theory in real life with examples.


The university that will follow the path our Great Leader Atatürk points out, reaching the level of contemporary civilisation aims to be within the top 500 universities of the world in the centenary of the country in the year 2023. Academic and administrative staff of the university is struggling to offer you a peaceful, happy and comfortable education. Academic staff, who has obtained their Ph.D. degrees from the distinguished universities at home and abroad, aims to train you as qualified individuals in accordance with 21st Century standards and prepare you to the business life. 

As you all known, AYBU is a young university established in 2010 as the fifth state university of Ankara. We are in the service of our students with 12 campuses located in different parts of Ankara. Our main campus is located in Esenboğa District. The first phase of the campus construction covering the closed area of 80.000 square metres has been completed and we started offering education to our students in the central campus in 2016-2017 Academic Year.

As it happened in last year, prep class students of Medicine, Engineering, Business, Political Sciences who are offered 100% English education and students of Law and Humanities and Society who are offered 30% English education are having their classes at Etlik Campus nearby Antares and Metro Shopping Centres and in which School of Foreign Languages takes place.

In 2016-2017 Academic Year, students of Faculty of Medicine will continue their education at Bilkent while students of School of Foreign Languages and students of Nursing, newly established program of Social Work, Sports Sciences, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation of Faculty of Health Sciences are going to continue their education at Etlik Eastern Campus. On the other hand, students of Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry are going to be offered education at Etlik Eastern Campus. As for students of State Conservatory for Turkish Music, they are going to be educated at Cinnah Campus.


Students of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, Business School, Faculty of Political Sciences are going to continue their education at Esenboğa Main Campus. AYBU Esenboğa Main Campus is located in the historical area where Ankara War of 1402 took place and is 20 minutes away from the city centre and 3-4 minutes to Esenboğa Airport.

Rectorate Building of the university is offering service at Esenboğa Main Campus.

Dear Students,

We are looking forward to meeting you for a bright future and an education of high standards, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University and wish you success, happiness and health during the coming academic year.


                Prof. Dr. Metin DOĞAN